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One of the many ways talent thrives in Central Arkansas is through consistent access to job training and employment opportunities! Our team, in collaboration with our partners, has developed the Virtual Career Center to assist you in finding a career that matches your skills and career interests, with a focus on job growth opportunities and available training resources. Use the resources listed below to improve the outcome of your job search. Veterans, please identify yourself at every point of contact so you can be provided with a priority of service in honor of your service to our country.

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Discover your options and find the resources that can help you reach your career goals.

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BROWSE THESE FREE, ON-DEMAND VIRTUAL TRAININGS

Use these powerful training resources to complete job and skill training on your own time.

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LEARN COMPUTER SKILLS

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GOOGLE WORKSPACE TRAINING

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ESSENTIAL MICROSOFT SKILLS

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FREE MICROSOFT SKILLS TRAINING

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FREE GOOGLE SKILLS TRAINING

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READY FOR LIFE TRAINING

ARKANSAS' DEMAND OCCUPATIONS

Different occupations necessitate different types of training. Some require only on-the-job training, while others require a graduate degree. The jobs listed are expected to be the fastest growing occupations.

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

You may be eligible to participate in one of the WIOA programs. WIOA encourages workforce development programs to be aligned with regional economic development strategies in order to meet the needs of local and regional employers. These programs provide education, training, and other services that lead to promising careers regardless of education, background, or age.

IN-DEMAND INDUSTRY SECTORS

According to research, the Accommodations & Food Service, Construction, Education & Health Services, Finance & Insurance, Manufacturing, Professional & Business Services, Other Services, and Trade & Transportation industries in Central Arkansas are expected to grow significantly and steadily. Use our website and the resources listed below to plan your career path and find work that fits your needs.

JOB HUNTING RESOURCES

If you go through these resources and steps before applying for a job, you'll be sure to stand out from the crowd. Although this strategy takes a little more time, you'll be glad you went the extra mile to apply for the job.

JOB OPENINGS

Check out the available jobs in Central Arkansas to assist you in your job search.

JOB SEARCH AT A GLANCE

We understand that deciding on and navigating a career can be difficult at times. Learn about various careers and how to write the perfect resume, land your dream job, and more.

LABOR MARKET INFORMATION

Labor Market information (LMI) will assist you in deciding on a career path as well as a location to live. You can learn about hiring industries and occupations, locations with a strong job market, and salary ranges for the field, nationally, and for different locations in Central Arkansas. Before you invest in college or other training, you should know your chances of finding work in your chosen field.

MY NEXT MOVE

My Next Move helps new job seekers, students, and other career explorers investigate over 900 occupations. The interactive web-based tool contains easy ways to search careers. Individuals can explore occupations, job outlook information, salaries, and other related education and training programs.

O*NET INTEREST PROFILER

The O*NET Interest Profiler can assist you in discovering your interests and how they relate to the workplace. You can discover what you enjoy doing. The O*NET Interest Profiler assists you in determining what types of careers you might be interested in pursuing.

POCKET RESUME

Download the Pocket Resume to help you prepare for your job search Employers often ask for this information at a job interview. Fill this in ahead of time and you’ll always have the information available.

READY FOR LIFE

Where there is learning, there is opportunity, and for Ready For Life members, the learning is life-long. You can browse career paths and personalize your learning with a wide range of courses here. Members can also utilize the LinkedIn Learning Library for courses, videos, learning paths, and more. The best part is that all of this learning is provided at no cost to you!

ARE YOU READY TO WORK?

Explore upcoming hiring events and current job openings to connect with local hiring employers. 

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